Protect our Children - Support Plain Packs

Plain Packs NZHE TAONGA TE MOKOPUNA

Cigarette packets are a powerful marketing tool that attract young people - our tamariki. Whilst unbranding cigarette packs won't stop everyone from smoking, it will give our kids one less reason to start. The real impact of plain tobacco packaging on young people is demonstrated.

In August 2014, the Health Select Committee has completed its deliberation on the Smoke-free Environments (Tobacco Plain Packaging) Amendment Bill 2013, with the Committee Report published on Parliament website on 6 August 2014. Following the Committee stage, the Bill will go through Second Reading and the date will be set after the General Election in September and once the newly appointed Health Minister will set a date.

The Health Committee supports the passage of the Bill, with only one vote of Committee member opposing the policy regime. There are no major alterations to the clause of the Bill and suggestions of the Committee are mainly literal one. Key recommendations include:

  • "Tobacco Standardised Packaging"
    • The Select Committee has recommended that the title of the Bill be changed by substituting the term "Tobacco Standardised Packaging" for the term "Tobacco Plain Packaging"
  • Restrictions on sale of certain tobacco products in small quantities
    • The Select Committee has recommended retaining the principal Act to restrict the minimum quantities in which tobacco products may be sold.

Check our TAKE ACTION to find out how you can make a submission to the Health Select Committee. Be sure to go to our CAMPAIGN NEWS for updates.

Be sure to navigate through this site to look at evidence on the impact of tobacco packaging and how plain packs could look.

Mauri ora!

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